Easy sleeveless crochet cardigan free pattern

Sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan free pattern

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I am so excited to share with you this sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan free pattern that can be made using any yarn weights! Yes, that’s right. You can make this crochet sleeveless cardigan using either a sport weight, DK weight or a Worsted weight yarn!

For this any yarn would do crochet sleeveless cardigan, it comes in 9 different sizes. That is from XS through 5xl using bust measurements.

This easy crochet vest would make the perfect transition design! You could easily style this up to fit any weather while remaining fashionable!

This summer, I designed the any yarn would do crochet top and fell in love with the beautiful textured stitch. I couldn’t but design a matching cardigan.

Since you love this crochet sleeveless cardigan pattern, you might also love the no sew crochet vest.

Any yarn would do cocoon cardigan is another similar design to this sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan free pattern as you can use either a sport, DK or worsted weight yarn to for both the cocoon and this cardigan.

Yarn weights needed to make your own version of this any yarn would do crochet sleeveless cardigan

Thus crochet sleeveless cardigan is designed to be made by using either sport weight yarn, or DK weight yarn or worsted weight. This sleeveless vest was also tested using these various yarns!

Sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan pattern

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Materials needed for this sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan pattern

Yarn –

Sport weight

Hobbii Dahlia Mixo, Fingering weight, #2 (100% Cotton, 874 yards/ 800 m per 7 oz/200g Ball)

Estimated Yardage

1200 (1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000) Yards 

Hook and other Materials

US size E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook

Stitch markers – 2 pieces

Gauge

18 sts over 10  Rows = 4” across, made using dc, before blocking.

Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain gauge.

DK weight yarn details for the sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan pattern

Lion brand Coboo – DK, #3 lightweight (51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo, 232 yards/212m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)

Estimated Yardage

1000 (1080, 1180, 1280, 1380, 1480, 1580, 1680, 1780) Yards

Hook and other Materials

US size H (5 mm) Crochet Hook

Stitch markers – 2 pieces

Gauge – 14 sts over 8 Rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc

Worsted weight version of this sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan pattern

Brava Worsted Weight, #4 (100% Acrylic, 218 yards per 3.5oz/100g).

Estimated Yardage

900 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700) Yards

Hook – 5.5 mm Crochet Hook

Gauge – 13 sts over 7 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc  

Pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Any other #2 weight yarn can be substituted. 
  3.  Stitch count is written after each row/round with the smallest XS written first and the other in the ().
  4.  Stitch count written in black is for all sizes but at some points, the stitch counts are color-coded for clarity, i.e. XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Chain/chains – ch/chs

Single Crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Double crochet – dc

Special Stitch

V-Puff stitch – *yarn over, insert hook into indicated  st and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, and pull up a loop (5 loops on the hook), next, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, and pull up a loop (7 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through first 6 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops**, (first half made), chain 2, Rep from * to **

For a puffy V puff stitch, increase the number until you have 9 or 11 loops remaining on your hook.

Finished Measurement

Size(s) and color codes – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”

Length of Cardigan: 21 (21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25)”

Arm hole Measurement: 15.5 (16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5)”

The modeled garment is shown in XL, with 2” of Positive Ease

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Photo credit – @crochet_by_Starrays, @sewexceptions and @theyarnshed – Few of my testers.

Pattern instructions for this easy crochet sleeveless cardigan

Section 1 of the sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan free pattern – Back Panel

Chain  81 (93, 105, 117, 129, 141, 153, 165, 177

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, rep from * to end, turn. 40 (46, 52, 58, 64, 70, 76, 82, 88) dc, 39 (45, 51, 57, 63, 69, 76, 81, 87) ch-sp

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1 sp, here and throughout), *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * to last ch sp, skip ch sp, dc in last st, turn. 40 (46, 52, 58, 64, 70, 76, 82, 88) dc, 39 (45, 51, 57, 63, 69, 76, 81, 87) ch-sp

Row 3: Ch 4, *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (skip next ch sp and next st, V-puff in next ch sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next ch sp, rep from ** 3 more times, ch 1), rep () to last st, dc in last st, turn.

6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-puff, 

7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) groups of dc

33 (38, 43, 48, 53, 58, 63, 68, 73) ch sp

Row 4: Ch 4, *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next ch sp, rep from ** 3 more times), rep () to last st, dc in last st, turn.

6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-puff, 

7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) groups of dc

33 (38, 43, 48, 43, 48, 53, 58, 63) ch-sp

Rows 5 – 7: Repeat row 4.

Regard chain spaces as st and crochet into the ch 1 sps.

Row 8: Ch 2 (do not count as a st, here and throughout), dc in first 7 sts, (skip next ch sp, ch 1, V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, ch 1, dc in next 7 sts), rep () to end, turn.

6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-puff, 

7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) groups of dc

Rows 9 – 12: Repeat Row 8

Row 13: Ch 4, *skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next st, rep from ** 3 more times), rep () to last st, dc in last st, turn. 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-puff, 

7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) groups of dc

33 (38, 43, 48, 43, 48, 53, 58, 63) ch-sp

Rows 14 – 17: Ch 4, *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next ch sp, rep from ** 3 more times), rep () to last st, dc in last st, turn. 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-puff, 

7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) groups of dc

33 (38, 43, 48, 43, 48, 53, 58, 63) ch-sp

Rows 18 – 22: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 23 – 27: Repeat rows 13 – 17

Rows 28 – 32: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 33 – 37: Repeat rows 13 – 17

Rows 38 – 42: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 43 – 47: Repeat rows 13 – 17

For XS and S, skip to the edging

Rows 48 – 52: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 53 – 57: Repeat rows 13 – 17

Do not fasten off. 

Finishing (Sport weight)

Crocheting around the whole panel.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the whole panel, aim for 2 sc in each dc/ch 2 and ch 2 at each corner.

Section 2 – Front panel for the sleeveless crochet cardigan

Make 2 pieces

Chain  33 (45, 45, 57, 57, 69, 69, 81, 81

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch, rep from * to end, turn. 16 (22, 22, 28, 28, 34, 34, 40, 40) dc, 15 (21, 21, 27, 27, 33, 33, 39, 39) ch-sp

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1 sp, here and throughout), *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * to last ch sp, skip ch sp, dc in last st, turn.  16 (22, 22, 28, 28, 34, 34, 40, 40) dc, 15 (21, 21, 27, 27, 33, 33, 39, 39) ch-sp

Row 3: Ch 4, *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (skip next ch sp and next st, V-puff in next ch sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next ch sp, rep from ** 3 more times, ch 1), rep () to last st, dc in last st, turn.

2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) V-puff, 

3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) groups of dc.

13 (18, 18, 23, 23, 28, 28, 33, 33) ch-sp

Row 4: Ch 4, *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next ch sp, rep from ** 3 more times), rep () to last st, dc in last st, turn.

2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) V-puff, 

3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) groups of dc.

13 (18, 18, 23, 23, 28, 28, 33, 33) ch-sp

Rows 5 – 7: Repeat row 4.

Regard chain spaces as st and crochet into the ch 1 sps.

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in first 7 sts, (skip next ch sp, ch 1, V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, ch 1, dc in next 7 sts), rep () to end, turn.

2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) V-puff, 

3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) groups of dc.

13 (18, 18, 23, 23, 28, 28, 33, 33) ch-sp

Rows 9 – 12: Repeat Row 8

Row 13: Ch 4, *skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next st, rep from ** 3 more times), rep () to end, last st, dc in last st. 

2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) V-puff, 

3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) groups of dc.

13 (18, 18, 23, 23, 28, 28, 33, 33) ch-sp

Rows 14 – 17: Ch 4, *skip next ch sp, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 more times, (V-puff in ch-2 sp, skip next st and ch sp, **ch 1, dc in next st, skip next ch sp, rep from ** 3 more times), rep () to last st, dc in last st, turn. 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) V-puff, 

3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) groups of dc, 

13 (18, 18, 23, 23, 28, 28, 33, 33) ch-sp

Rows 18 – 22: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 23 – 27: Repeat rows 13 – 17

Rows 28 – 32: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 33 – 37: Repeat rows 13 – 17

Rows 38 – 42: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 43 – 47: Repeat rows 13 – 17

For XS and S, skip to the edging

Rows 48 – 52: Repeat Rows 8 – 12

Rows 53 – 57: Repeat rows 13 – 17

Do not fasten off. 

Finishing (Sport weight)

Crocheting around the whole panel.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around the whole panel, aim for 2 sc in each dc/ch 2 and ch 2 at each corner.

Shoulder seam(s)

  • Turn both panels to the wrong side (decide which side you’d want as the wrong side).
  • Fold the front panel over the back panel.
  • Join yarn with a slip stitch to the outer edge, crocheting towards the neckline across both front and back panels.
  • Ch 1, sc over both sides, towards the shoulder tip.
  • Fasten off, repeat on the other side.

Side seam(s)

  • Turn both panels to the wrong side.
  • Place the front panel over the back panel, with the wrong side facing you and the right side facing each other.
  • Measure 7.5 (8, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9, 9.5, 10)” from the shoulder tip downwards. 
  • Try the cardigan on to know if you are happy with the armpit opening.
  • Please note that you can adjust the length of the armpit opening as you see fit.
  • Place stitch markers on the point (1st on the front panel, the 2nd on the back panel), over both panels.
  • Join yarn with a slip stitch at the stitch with the marker.
  • Ch 1, sc over both sides, continue until the end.
  • Fasten off, repeat on the other side.  

Cardigan finishing

Join yarn with a sl st to the front edge on the front panel.

Crocheting towards the neckline and then on the opposite side.

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st/ch sp across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

How about adding sleeves to your beautiful sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan? you can use the instructions provided in the Print friendly version.

Block to measurement.

I hope to see your beautiful versions made using the sleeveless lacy crochet cardigan free pattern. Kindly share with me your projects.

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